Conditions - NaruSasu
I DON’T KNOW HOW NOT TO ANGST APPARENTLY
Word Count: 3,085
Rated: Explicit to be on the safe side the smut’s not incredibly explicit
Naruto is being offered everything he has ever wanted, and he doesn’t know what to say.
Kakashi sees Naruto’s hesitation, understands that it’s a lot to take in, a lot to ask of someone who’s been asked the world already and suffered so deeply for it. He understands how difficult this is for Naruto, who has spent his entire life chasing after Sasuke, begging him time and time again to come home only to be brutally rebuffed, extending a hand of friendship only to be answered with violence. It took loss of limb and very nearly loss of life to finally bring Sasuke back to the village at the end of the war, and when Sasuke had made the decision to leave again, Naruto had let him go willingly.
He doesn’t think that Naruto will be quite so willing this time, though perhaps that’s what the Council is counting on. Years of fear and mistrust are hard to shake, after all, and it’s hardly a secret that they don’t want Naruto to become Hokage. Kakashi suspects that they expect Naruto to choose Sasuke, the way he has always chosen Sasuke, and then they would be free to appoint someone more easily manipulated to the post. He wants to tell Naruto of these thoughts, but he cares too much for the young man to force his choice.
Not that he has any doubts about what he will choose.